Seagate Archive drives

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by JackTFECow, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. JackTFECow

    JackTFECow n00b

    Feb 15, 2006
    I was considering picking up a few of the 8tb drives last week when they were 235 each. I wanted to use one in my machine to store all the video and backups, and run one externally once a month to run a backup of that drive. Reviews are minimal so far and it looks like most of the complaints are about screw holes and DOA units. DOA happens to all manufacturers. Such is life. The screw holes don't phase me.

    I was wondering if anyone here has experience with them, and if this would be a good reccomendation. On paper its a ton of cheap storage in one small package. I have had very mixed luck in the past with Seagate drives ranging from 2 out of 4 drives ordered going bad in a month to 3 drives being hammered daily for 4 years and still kicking. I decided to tackle future HD purchases on an individual part basis :D

    Thoughts? Sage wisdom? Run for the hills?
  2. drescherjm

    drescherjm [H]ardForum Junkie

    Nov 19, 2008
    I say its too early to tell how long these will last for their intended purpose (as a device used for backups). I really wish Black Blaze would buy several thousand of these for their storage pods..
  3. Aesma

    Aesma [H]ard|Gawd

    Mar 24, 2010
    These are write and forget drives, you must make as few changes on them as possible, as when rewriting occurs, performance is bad.
  4. staticlag

    staticlag [H]ard|Gawd

    Mar 26, 2010
  5. jordan12

    jordan12 [H]ardForum Junkie

    Dec 29, 2000
    Dude, ignore most of these responses. I now am running 8 since they were first released. I have them in one large drive pool. They work well, the write speed can be a bit slow, but it is not going to cause you issues, nor will you go grey waiting. All one big exaggeration. They are great large drives and they work as designed without problems.

    Grab some. You will love them too.
  6. Rembrandt

    Rembrandt Gawd

    Mar 21, 2005
    I have 2 of these and am very happy with them. I have had only 3 small files that were slow writers out of hundreds of vid files written on them. In many cases these are files have been rewritten over deleted vid files with absolutely no reduction in write speeds. Playback on BR vids work perfect even at the end of the drive. I use Win 7 Pro. The only thing that can not be known yet is the durability of these new type of drives.